Revision tips for…. parents.

The last term of school always involves tests of some type.

For our teen, the end of year 9 exams lead him towards the preparation for GCSE’s, or whatever they might be called in 2017.

For the sake of my sanity I have been researching ‘revision tips’. This is what I came up with:

  • Make a schedule, this way everyone knows what’s happening. So when Mum pops out the teens can’t blindside Dad.
  • Don’t forget to include breaks, but not long enough for them to get on the xbox.
  • It’s hard to concentrate when you’re thinking of food so eat before you start, best feed the teens too.
  • Set up the revision in the same place each time, (not in front of the TV)  it may help them switch into work mode. Although if school can’t do it you’ve got no chance.
  • If noise is an issue request some quiet, remind the family the quality of your future nursing home is at stake!
  • It’s not a race, let things sink in, you don’t want them to miss something. First to finish isn’t always good.
  • Be prepared, if they come across something they’re not sure of they may ASK YOU FOR HELP.
  • Revision makes Parents happy, but you didn’t invent it so don’t let them make your life a misery.
  • Remind them revision has a side effect, they may pass their exams and BE SUCCESSFUL!

So good luck, i’m sure you’ll get through it, and maybe the kids will do well too.





  1. TheJackB
    May 25, 2014 / 15:39

    I am not familiar with revision but I can guess what it is. Here in the states we have our fair share of exams and we are always working hard to make sure our teen has shared his schedule with both of his parents.

    They have a knack of accidentally forgetting to do so. 🙂

  2. Laura M George (@lmgeorge92)
    May 23, 2014 / 17:04

    This is great. My mum was out throughout most of my study leave and by GCSE level kind of left it up to me. But now I’m studying for my final ever exam (also my first exam in 4 years) my dad is regularly checking my progress from afar!!
    I really recommend a study time table, broken down into manageable bits! Also, for young people who might get distracted easily (or old people) the pomodoro technique is great for motivation- worth googling!

  3. May 22, 2014 / 21:40

    I don’t think mine did anything either, hasn’t parenting changed.

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